A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.2516° West, 0.3132° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005j4d. Event ids that are associated: us20005j4d. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:33 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 03:05:33 / April 17, 2016 @ 3:05 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Muisne, Pedernales.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km NW of Pedernales, Ecuador.
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